Expanding our air quality product line with this well-established and well-performing product for the automotive industry is a major step for AppliedSensor. The ACM has been thoroughly field tested and modules have been manufactured in large quantities.
Reutlingen, Germany (PRWEB) June 05, 2012
AppliedSensor, a designer and manufacturer of gas sensor solutions, is expanding marketing efforts of its Air Classification Modules to automotive manufacturers worldwide. The ACM is designed to be installed in the air intake of a vehicle’s HVAC unit to detect potentially harmful traffic-related exhaust gases and unpleasant odors in approximately one second – before they can enter the passenger cabin. By detecting gases such as carbon monoxide (CO) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2), the ACM helps ensure the health and comfort of cabin occupants by minimizing exposure to these gases. Features include:
- Quantitative detection of traffic related CO/VOC and NO2 gas concentrations
- Reliable detection of unpleasant odors such as manure, exhaust gases, etc.
- Fast response time (approx. one second)
- LIN and PWM output
- Flexible packaging and mounting options
- Millions of ACMs installed in since 2006
The ACM includes two separate MEMS sensing elements to enable fast, reliable and quantitative detection of diesel and gasoline exhaust fumes, volatile organic compounds and unpleasant smells. The module’s smart software routines recognize “city” or “country” environments, enabling the module to dynamically adapt sensitivity to optimally detect events. The ACM can be conveniently installed in most vehicle HVAC units, as it features flexible packaging and mounting options, weighs less than 20 grams and measures just 42.8 x 31.3 x 29.3 mm.
“Expanding our air quality product line with this well-established and well-performing product for the automotive industry is a major step for AppliedSensor. The ACM has been thoroughly field tested and modules have been manufactured in large quantities,” said AppliedSensor Marketing and Sales Director Heiko Ulmer. “The ACM is sure to enhance our reputation as a supplier of high-quality, effective and efficient air quality solutions to the automotive, appliance, building technology and consumer industries.”
Originally developed in 2006, several million units of the ACM have been shipped to automotive manufacturers. AppliedSensor plans to expand its marketing and sales efforts to introduce the ACM to new customers worldwide. In addition, the company is optimizing ACM technology to develop new energy-efficient applications for the automotive industry that will continue to improve comfort level, safety and energy efficiency.
For ACM specifications: http://www.appliedsensor.com/pdfs/AppliedSensor_ACM_0612.pdf
Relying on 25 years of research and development, AppliedSensor designs and manufactures chemical sensor solutions for a broad range of applications, including intelligent indoor air quality (iAQ) modules for building automation, in-cabin air quality monitors for passenger vehicles and hydrogen leak sensors for fuel cell vehicles. AppliedSensor GmbH is located in Reutlingen, Germany and AppliedSensor Inc. in Warren, New Jersey, U.S.A. Additional information is available at http://www.appliedsensor.com.
Heiko Ulmer, AppliedSensor GmbH: heiko(dot)ulmer(at)appliedsensor(dot)com, +49 (7121) 51486-0
Thomas Aiken, AppliedSensor: tom(dot)aiken(at)appliedsensor(dot)com, 908‐222‐1477
Mar Junge, c3PR: mar(at)c3pr(dot)com, 408‐730‐8506, mobile 408‐219‐0101